Excerpt From Phytologia, Vol 85 An International Journal To Expedite Plant Systematic, Phytogeographical And Ecological Publication August 1998Since Standley 5 Time, Approaches To The Taxonomy Of The Subgenus Oxybaphus Either Have Mostly Followed His 1918 Treatment Or Have Recognized Many Fewer Taxa The Latter Approach Was Used In The Treatment Of The Genus By Reed 1969 For The Flora Of Texas Reed, Working Primarily From Herbarium Specimens And Literature, Produced A Treatment That Is An Invaluable Entrance Into The Literature And Nomenclature Of The Group, But Is Often Difficult To Use In Identification Of Texas Mirabilis In That Treatment He Adopted One Of Heimerl S Names, M Oblongifolia A Gray Heimerl For An Extraordinarily Variable Complex Of Entities From Southwestern North America In That Complex, Reed Placed M Comata As Standley Viewed It In 1918 As Allionia Turner In Providing A Taxonomy For The Texas Species Of Mirabilis, Recognized Even Fewer Species He Took Reed S M Oblongifolia And Submerged It And Most Of Its Synonyms Into An Even Broader M Albida, Formerly A Comparatively Uniform Species Of The Eastern Portion Of The United States Turner Distinguished His M Albida By The Presence Of A Very Fine Pubescence Beneath The Larger, Conspicuous, Spreading Trichomes, A Bilayered Pubescence That Is Not Consistently Present Throughout Forms Of M Oblongifolia Nevertheless, In Doing So, Turner Noted That M Comata, Although Closely Related To M Albida, Was Distinguishable, And He Cited A Single Specimen From Extreme Western Texas.About The PublisherForgotten Books Publishes Hundreds Of Thousands Of Rare And Classic Books Find At Www.forgottenbooks.comThis Book Is A Reproduction Of An Important Historical Work Forgotten Books Uses State Of The Art Technology To Digitally Reconstruct The Work, Preserving The Original Format Whilst Repairing Imperfections Present In The Aged Copy In Rare Cases, An Imperfection In The Original, Such As A Blemish Or Missing Page, May Be Replicated In Our Edition We Do, However, Repair The Vast Majority Of Imperfections Successfully Any Imperfections That Remain Are Intentionally Left To Preserve The State Of Such Historical Works.
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